Final Report of GERG Project on Combustion Controls in Condensing boilers is issued

We have recently finalised the project “Self-regulated gas boilers able to cope with gas quality variation. State of the art and performances”
The GERG project was organized in two phases.
- Phase I was to execute a literature study technology of combustion controlled condensing boilers.
- Phase II of the project was to bring light on the actual performances by laboratory testing.
The tests done are showing that the simple technology used on condensing boiler is very effective and results in safe functioning of the gas appliances over a range of Wobbe index that is much wider than the range presently discussed in the EU harmonization process. The performances of the boilers (efficiency, emissions) are maintained constant over the range investigated as well!
The Phase I has also been showing that the market is developing and more and more appliances are proposed with combustion controls.
So we believe that the project is an excellent example showing that the industry is reactive to the present change of the gas qualities in the EU and that technical solutions do exist to mitigate the possible problems. We hope also that it can be inspiring for other manufacturers branches!
Jean Schweitzer, DGC


GERG join Hydrogen Europe Research

 At the recent Hydrogen Europe Research General Assembly in Bilbao, the GA voted to admit GERG as a member. GERG will now join over 60 research-based institutions and associations which together with the Industry Grouping Hydrogen Europe  and the European Commission, are responsible for shaping the overall programme of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU) featured in the Multi-Annual Working Plan 2014-2020 and the annual Work Programmes.



GERG 8th Annual Young Researchers' Competition

The 2017 event took place on October 27th alongside the Eurogas Annual conference. 6 selected students from all the applicants presented their work in posters, as well as on-stage in a 5 minute elevator pitch. A panel chaired by the GERG President chose 2 winners from the 6 poster submissions, a difficult task as the quality was very high. The two winners, Rasmus Bramstoft (Denmark) and Borja Gaston (Spain)  were awarded  €1500 prizes by the GERG President. The assembled delegates then also chose the best presentation, the winner, Marco Cavano, receiving a special Eurogas prize.

Poster - Marco Cavano

Poster - Rasmus Bramstoft

Poster - Borja Gaston

Poster - Lorena De Souza

Poster - Aker Garcia

Poster - Ahmed Ahmed



GERG has new President

Dear GERG members, and colleagues

I am pleased to announce that, following David Salisbury’s decision to step down, GERG has elected a new President.

Dr Isabelle Moretti, Director of Technologies at ENGIE, will officially replace David Salisbury after ratification at the next GERG Board meeting on 26th April.

Isabelle is committed to continuing the good work that David has led in steering GERG through a very challenging period for the European gas industry and gas industry research. She is also committed to continuing to demonstrate how the strong benefits of innovation in gas technology can be used to ensure the long-term position of gas in the future low carbon energy mix, as the European energy transition continues.

We thank David for his unfailing commitment to GERG throughout his past 5 years as President. He hands over a legacy of an Association with a stronger reputation at the European level, an improved set of alliances in Brussels and beyond, and a stable foundation for continued development of an increasingly focused research and innovation portfolio for the European gas industry.

I invite you all to congratulate Isabelle on the new role, and we look forward to working closely with her in the next phase of our development.

More about Isabelle can be found here.


Cadent Gas Publish the Future of Gas: Unlocking Network Capability

Cadent Gas have published their final chapter in the ‘Future of Gas’ series looking at why gas networks are essential for enabling the UK’s future energy ambition. The Report can be found here. For more on the "Future of Gas" Series published by Cadent, follow this link.

Updated 21/06/17

Hyready Project has started

GERG is pleased to announce that the HYREADY project has now reached its critical mass of partners and has commenced with a meeting in Amsterdam this week.

The project aims to deliver engineering guidelines for gas TSOs and DSOs to support them with preparing their networks for the accommodation of hydrogen-natural gas mixtures with acceptable consequences. Hydrogen addition to natural gas is important for decarbonising the energy system and to support the implementation of sustainable energy sources. The project partners include ENAGAS,  GasNatural Fenosa,  Gas Network Ireland, Gaz-System, GRDF, GRT-Gaz, SoCalGas, TIGF and Enbridge. The project is led by DNV GL and DBI-GUT. The guidelines support system operators to map out the consequences of hydrogen addition in a specific network and to consider mitigating measures if consequences are not acceptable. The execution of HYREADY will take 16 months.

Potential new partners are still very welcome and are requested to contact the project manager Onno Florisson (


New Horizon 2020 call is open from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen joint undertaking

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a public-private partnership between the European Commission, Hydrogen Europe and the Research Grouping Hydrogen Europe Research. The FCH2 JU programme is structured around two research and innovation Pillars dedicated to Transportation and Energy Systems, aiming to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential to help in achieving a low carbon energy system. The FCH2 JU 2018 call for proposals is available with a funding of €73 million , with a total of 20 topics, including  transport,  energy and cross-cutting projects.